Water activity

La Fortuna: Arenal Lake Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

La Fortuna: Arenal Lake Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 95 per person

Take advantage of your time on your way to Monteverde doing one of the newest, most unique, and fun sports around the world: stand-up paddle boarding. You can prepare to paddle across the biggest lake in Costa Rica, Lake Arenal.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 7 - 9 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from local hotels in the Monteverde area.


  • Experience Lake Arenal, from one side to the other
  • Take in panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal
  • Explore Lake Arenal and its beautiful bays
Full description
Your journey starts by traveling from the epic center of La Fortuna with a comfortable transfer accompanied by a friendly driver and knowledgeable guide. Start your unforgettable voyage as you embark on a private boat loaded up with all the necessary gear. You'll meet your amiable captain who will be encouraging you throughout the activity and taking care of your suitcases while your experienced guide teaches you how to stand on the board and provides you with safety instructions. Once you're ready to give it a try your guide will plunk your board into the water and you can start by paddling out on your knees before standing up and finding your balance. You’ll be paddling across the never-to-be-forgotten Lake Arenal and its beautiful bays. The calm water of Lake Arenal is perfect for a smooth and easy experience, allowing you to enjoy the unique scenery. Lake Arenal will offer all of its participants the opportunity to paddle while enjoying an incredible view of the volcano. This is a great activity for people who just want to be out on a freshwater lake while engaging with a new adventure. Your outgoing guide will challenge you with races, games, and even yoga poses, all at the base of the grand Areal Volcano. Later, make a short stop at a fascinating viewpoint which will leave you breathless. You'll paddle for 2.5 hours throughout this stunning adventure, and will later finish your paddling right in front of the adventure store in the small town of El Foforos. There you will have the chance to change into your dry clothes and to fuel up with a refreshing and well-deserved snack. Following that, jump back on board to finish crossing the lake to Rio Chiquito where your reliable and safe vehicle will be waiting for you to take you directly to Monteverde so you can fully relax and enjoy the ride.
  • Picnic lunch
  • Tropical fruit
  • Beer
  • Bottled water
  • Tropical juice
  • Transportation via van and boat
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi onboard
  • Paddle-board equipment
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Water shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Tours run rain or shine, in the event of poor weather conditions, changes may be made to a more suitable, but similar tour
  • This tour involves some inherent risk and physical exertion, so you must be in a good physical condition without any recent surgery, heart condition, pregnancy, or injury
  • If you take medication, such as allergy pills, you need them with you
  • Costa Rica's natural environment is filled with insects, snakes, crocodiles, and other wildlife (in addition, landslides, falling rocks, and sudden flash floods are possible and the local partner cannot be held responsible for any of the above)
  • The local partner has a comprehensive civil-responsibility insurance policy, a contract with a specialized paramedics company, and guides and drivers are trained in first aid and CPR in case of emergency
  • It is highly recommended that you have your own travel insurance

Product ID: 343391